race day


Race Bib Collection

Race bib collection will be at Mount Sugarloaf Picnic Area (start/finish area) on Saturday 28th March 2020.

  • 60km runners can collect their bibs between 5:00am and 6:00am. 
  • 25km runners can collect their bibs between 5:30am and 6:30am. 

Race Briefings

A race briefing will occur 10 minutes before each race start time.

Race Start Times

60km race will start at 6:30am. 

25km race will start at 7:00am.

Race Day Entry

Unfortunately there are no entries accepted on race day.  

Cut Off Time

The overall cut off time for the 60km event is 9:30pm Saturday 28th March 2020.

The overall cut off time for the 25km event is 2:00pm Saturday 28th March 2020.


Mandatory Gear

All competitors are required to carry the following mandatory gear for the duration of the event :

  • Minimum 2L of water carrying capacity.
  • Heavy crepe bandage / snakebite bandage.
  • Mobile phone that is fully charged and connected to a network.
  • Whistle.
  • Head torch with 1 set of spare batteries or backup light (60km only).

In the event bad weather is forecast, an announcement will be made via social media 24 hours prior to race start, advising runners of possible changes to mandatory gear requirements. The mandatory gear for bad weather will be:

  • All the good weather mandatory gear listed above.
  • Water proof jacket with hood.
  • Thermal long sleeve top.
  • Emergency space blanket.. 

**Any runner found to not have the required mandatory gear with them during a gear check will not be allowed to continue until they have acquired the missing item and / or disqualified from the event. 

Whilst water is available at all checkpoints and the start/finish area, competitors and spectators must bring their own drink bottle/container as we do not supply cups.

Checkpoints / Aid Stations

Checkpoints are located throughout the course and all runners must have their race bib number checked off at each checkpoint. 

There will be water, coke, electrolyte, lollies  and other items available at each aid station. Runners must carry their own water container as part of the mandatory gear.

Checkpoints and aid stations will be located at:

25km Event

- 18km

60km Event

- CP1 13km

- CP2 30km

- CP3 44km

Support Crew / Drop Bags

Drop bags and support crews are allowed for 60km runners only. 

Drop bags must be handed in at the same time the runner collects their bib on race morning and will be transported to the following checkpoint/aid stations:

  • Locations TBC.

Drop bags must have the runners full name and checkpoint distances clearly marked on the top of the bag. Single use plastic bags will not be accepted and runners are only allowed one bag per checkpoint/aid station.

Support crew are also allowed at the above checkpoints. 

Course Markings

The course will be well marked with ribbon at regular intervals. There will be different colour ribbon for each event.